Plymouth News

Image showing a ships figurehead hanging in the Box

More than 10,000 people have visited The Box since it opened a few weeks ago. The city’s new museum, gallery and archive has been fully booked each day, with visitors sharing their overwhelmingly positive feedback on social media.

Ward: Drake

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader
Image of Eva-Grubinger's Fender artwork in The-Box taken by Greenbeanz Photography

The opening of The Box has attracted by worldwide media coverage and much acclaim but we like the interview and images in this blog by Plymouth’s Greanbeanz Photography.

Ward: Drake

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader
image of a beaver swimming

A family of beavers is set to be released in the Forder Valley as part of an exciting new nature scheme.

Ward: Moor View

Councillors: Cllr Sue Dann, Environment and Street Scene
graphic showing the NHS Covid app

Plymouth residents are being urged to download the new NHS COVID-19 App to help protect loved ones and make going out easier and safer.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader
image of Councillor Tudor Evans giving evidence to Commons committee

The defence industry remains at the heart of Plymouth’s economy and provides more than 10 per cent of the city’s full time employment, Council leader Tudor Evans has told an influential House of Commons committee.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader
image showing a cycle path with bollards outside shops in Armada Way

A temporary cycle path through Armada Way has been created.

The new link between North Cross and Royal Parade separates cyclists and pedestrians using bollards and water-filled barriers and leads to new cycle parking outside Plymouth Guildhall.

Ward: Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Mark Coker, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure
image of a sign saying NHS testing centre

We are aware that some people in Plymouth are currently experiencing problems when attempting to book a test for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors:
image showing Weston Mill recycling centre

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is now open at weekends between 8.30am to 5.30pm .

The small facility was closed at the start of the lockdown in March, so that we could concentrate on making sure its core bin collections could continue.

Ward: Ham

Councillors: Cllr Sue Dann, Environment and Street Scene
image of the pedestrian footbridge over Western Approach

Plans to demolish the dated Western Approach footbridge are moving a step closer.

Ward: St Peter and the Waterfront

Councillors: Cllr Mark Lowry, Finance
image of the exterior of Plympton Library

All Plymouth libraries will be opening to customers over the next few weeks.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Peter Smith, Deputy Leader